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Cataloging Lead, Newport Public Library (Newport, RI)

The Cataloging Lead performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, and provides inventory support for the Newport Public Library.  

Essential Duties:

·         Adds accurate bib, item and volume level records to Ocean State Library’s (OSL) Sierra ILS. 

·         Categorizes and classifies all library materials, including books, A/V, periodicals, and non-traditional lending materials.

·         Ensures all material can be retrieved conveniently using standardized methods and guidelines.

·         Evaluates content collection items and applies call numbers that both work for the item and the collection as a whole. 

·         Runs reports monthly to maintain collection consistency, accuracy and monitors for borrowing trends.

·         Updates department documentation.

·         Attends meetings, conferences and continuing education classes.

·         Keeps apprised of the latest developments in the field.

·         Assists with physically processing materials, as needed. 

·         Coverage of public service desks and other duties may vary, and are applied at the discretion of the Library Director and Head of Collection Management. 

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Minimum Qualifications:

-Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate school program or a Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of cataloging experience.

- Knowledge of MARC format, AACR2 and RDA cataloging practices.

-Familiarity with both Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems. 

-A basic understanding of HTML coding language.

-Familiarity with Google Workspace and Office 365.

-Experience with an integrated library system.

Preferred Qualifications

-MLS from an ALA-accredited program; current enrollees close to graduation will be considered.

-Experience using the following programs: Sierra ILS, LibApps, BTCAT, OCLC Connexion, WebDewey, FirstSearch, TS360.

-Familiarity with programming/scripting languages.

-Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$46,000.00 - $48,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Based on qualifications.

Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply:  Please send a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin on Friday, May 13, 2022. 


2022-04-20 |  Quick link to this job